Room in the Inn
I want to thank everyone who has expressed interest in and have volunteered with our Room in the Inn ministry. Because of your help and support, we are able to provide shelter and meals for 14 of our less fortunate neighbors on Monday nights from December through March. We still have a volunteer opportunity for a Sleepover Person on Jan 30, Feb 20 & Mar 28 . If you are interested in helping with these or have any questions about this ministry, please contact Deacon Joe at email@example.com or see him after Mass. We are still collecting supplies for this season, specifically; men’s white undershirts (especially XL, 2XL & 3XL sizes), men’s boxers (all sizes), Ladies briefs (sizes 8 and above), white tube socks and Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart gift cards (used for emergency resupplies). Please place your supply donations in a bag with RITI on it and leave them in the Bridal Room after Mass, give to Deacon Joe or they can be dropped off at the church office. Again, thank you for all your help and support, Deacon Joe
It is time to begin our 16th season participating in the Room in the Inn ministry. This is an outreach program which provides shelter and meals for the homeless community of Charlotte on Monday nights from December through March. We continue to partner with Newell Presbyterian Church, Advent Lutheran and Harrisburg United Methodist in this ecumenical ministry.
We have volunteer opportunities available for this season including:
Morning Driver for the HUMC Van on Dec 13th, Jan 24th & Mar 7th
Providing Bag Lunches for 14 on Dec 26th
Providing Breakfast for 14 on Dec 27th, Jan 31st, Feb 28th & Mar 28th
Set-up help on Jan 2nd & Mar 6th
One Sleepover Person on Dec 19th, Jan 9th, Jan 30th, Feb 20th & Mar 13th
Please contact Deacon Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or see him after Mass if you would like to help with this ministry or if you have any questions.
We will also be collecting supplies that are needed during the coming year, specifically; men’s white undershirts (all sizes), men’s boxers (all sizes) and Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart gift cards (used for emergency re-supplies). Please place your supply donations in a bag with RITI on it and leave them in the Bridal Room after Mass, give to Deacon Joe or they can be dropped off at the church office.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does a volunteer do for the Ministry?
A. Volunteers can serve in several different capacities. Greeters are needed to set up the cots, linens, and tables for the guests. Greeters also welcome the guests and make them feel comfortable. Other volunteers prepare "Pillow Treats," while others prepare and serve meals. One person is needed to spend the night at Advent Lutheran. Drivers are needed to transport individuals to and from the Urban Ministry Center on Tryon. We also need people to help with clean-up on Tuesday morning.
Q. When does the Room in the Inn operate?
A. Room in the Inn operates during the months of December, January, February, and March.
Q. What nights does Room in the Inn operate?
A. The Room in the Inn program operates seven nights a week throughout Charlotte. St. Thomas Aquinas participates on Monday nights.
Q. What types of activities or needs are there?
A. People are needed to set up cots, make dinner, provide bag lunches, prepare lunches, assist with transportation and clean-up.
Q. What about clothing and other needs?
A. Space is limited for storage. There is usually a drive in early November for basic toiletries, socks, t-shirts, etc.
Announcement for the beginning of the 2014 season!
We are ready to begin our 14th season of Room in the Inn, a social outreach ministry providing shelter and meals for our homeless neighbors. This year we will join forces with Newell Presbyterian, Advent Lutheran, and Harrisburg United Methodist each Monday evening from December 1st through March 30th. To have a successful season we need many volunteers for the following opportunities: Set Up help, Dinners, Breakfast, Bag Lunch, Sleepover, PM Driver, AM Driver and Pillow Treats. The supplies needed include: men’s white undershirts (all sizes), men’s boxers (all sizes) and Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart gift cards (used for emergency re-supplies). Sign up to volunteer and donate supplies at our table in the Narthex the weekends of November 9th and 16th. Any Questions or to volunteer, contact Deacon Joe Diaz.